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medicine

 [med´ĭ-sin]
1. any drug or remedy.
2. the art and science of the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
3. the nonsurgical treatment of disease.
alternative medicine see complementary and alternative medicine.
aviation medicine the branch of medicine that deals with the physiologic, medical, psychologic, and epidemiologic problems involved in flying.
ayurvedic medicine the traditional medicine of India, done according to Hindu scriptures and making use of plants and other healing materials native to India.
behavioral medicine a type of psychosomatic medicine focused on psychological means of influencing physical symptoms, such as biofeedback or relaxation.
clinical medicine
1. the study of disease by direct examination of the living patient.
2. the last two years of the usual curriculum in a medical college.
complementary medicine (complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)) a large and diverse set of systems of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on philosophies and techniques other than those used in conventional Western medicine, often derived from traditions of medical practice used in other, non-Western cultures. Such practices may be described as alternative, that is, existing as a body separate from and as a replacement for conventional Western medicine, or complementary, that is, used in addition to conventional Western practice. CAM is characterized by its focus on the whole person as a unique individual, on the energy of the body and its influence on health and disease, on the healing power of nature and the mobilization of the body's own resources to heal itself, and on the treatment of the underlying causes, rather than symptoms, of disease. Many of the techniques used are the subject of controversy and have not been validated by controlled studies.
emergency medicine the medical specialty that deals with the acutely ill or injured who require immediate medical treatment. See also emergency and emergency care.
experimental medicine study of the science of healing diseases based on experimentation in animals.
family medicine family practice.
forensic medicine the application of medical knowledge to questions of law; see also medical jurisprudence. Called also legal medicine.
group medicine the practice of medicine by a group of physicians, usually representing various specialties, who are associated together for the cooperative diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
internal medicine the medical specialty that deals with diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases and disorders of internal structures of the body.
legal medicine forensic medicine.
nuclear medicine the branch of medicine concerned with the use of radionuclides in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
patent medicine a drug or remedy protected by a trademark, available without a prescription.
physical medicine physiatry.
preclinical medicine the subjects studied in medicine before the student observes actual diseases in patients.
preventive medicine the branch of medical study and practice aimed at preventing disease and promoting health.
proprietary medicine any chemical, drug, or similar preparation used in the treatment of diseases, if such article is protected against free competition as to name, product, composition, or process of manufacture by secrecy, patent, trademark, or copyright, or by other means.
psychosomatic medicine the study of the interrelations between bodily processes and emotional life.
socialized medicine a system of medical care regulated and controlled by the government; called also state medicine.
space medicine the branch of aviation medicine concerned with conditions encountered by human beings in space.
sports medicine the field of medicine concerned with injuries sustained in athletic endeavors, including their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
state medicine socialized medicine.
travel medicine (travelers' medicine) the subspecialty of tropical medicine consisting of the diagnosis and treatment or prevention of diseases of travelers.
tropical medicine medical science as applied to diseases occurring primarily in the tropics and subtropics.
veterinary medicine the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of animals other than humans.

pre·ven·tive med·i·cine

the branch of medical science concerned with the prevention of disease and with promotion of physical and mental health, through study of the etiology and epidemiology of disease processes.

preventive medicine

Etymology: L, praevenire, to anticipate, medicina
the branch of medicine that is concerned with the prevention of disease and methods for increasing the power of the patient and community to resist disease and prolong life.

preventive medicine

Public health The branch of medicine dedicated to preventing disease, injury, and disability, and promoting health; PM attempts to identify preventable diseases and risk factors thereof Preventive care Routine physical exams, surveillance screening–eg, mammography, immunizations–eg, measles, mumps, rubella, education on promoting safety–eg, use of bicycle helmets and ↓ high-risk–eg, smoking–behaviors. See Screening.

pre·ven·tive med·i·cine

(prĕ-ventiv medi-sin)
The branch of medical science concerned with the prevention of disease and with promotion of physical and mental health, through study of the etiology and epidemiology of disease processes.

preventive medicine

The branch of medicine concerned with the prevention of disease by any means. These include public education in health matters, immunization, safe food legislation and inspection, the provision of safe water supplies and measures to limit dangerous practices such as smoking.

pre·ven·tive med·i·cine

(prĕ-ventiv medi-sin)
The branch of medical science concerned with the prevention of disease and with promotion of physical and mental health, through study of the etiology and epidemiology of disease processes.
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Durham Region Health Department and Lakeridge Health Oshawa also examined more than 350 patients, family members and visitors and 116 hospital staff who may have been exposed to TB and offered preventative treatment to those who required it.
Additionally, the company said it is pursuing the development of its third generation CGRP-receptor antagonist, BHV-3500, for acute and preventative treatment for migraine.
Mr Gething said: "The study will help us to learn how best to provide the preventative treatment to reduce risks of HIV transmission in Wales and answer some of the questions raised by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group around incidence rates.
In response to the concerns of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said: "The study will help us to learn how best to provide the preventative treatment to reduce risks of HIV transmission in Wales and answer some of the questions raised by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group around incidence rates.
Staffordshire County Council said the preventative treatment used to maintain the road reacted with painted white lines, causing the lewd patterns at the junction of Emberton Way and Padstow.
In fact, up to 70% of women with Hereditary AT Deficiency who do not receive preventative treatment may experience blood clotting before or after childbirth.
Tom said: "It will defi-nitely be a personal journey for me as my children and I have all had to undergo preventative treatment for thyroid cancer and it is fantastic to have the support of my brother Ed who has had to fight through a challenge of his own.
A health check could help to identify any conditions early, enabling residents to receive preventative treatment.
com/health-news/managing-your-healthcare/research/articles/2011/07/18/more-evidence-that-early-treatment-can-stop-hivs-spread-to-partners) study released Monday further vindicated the move towards preventative treatment, finding after analyzing 1,763 couples in Africa, Asia, South America and the United States that people who received antiretroviral drugs soon after being diagnosed saw their chances of infecting their partner plummet by 96 percent.
As a responsible dog owner, my dog is being vaccinated against this killer disease and I advise other dog walkers to seriously consider this preventative treatment.
Her work enables hospitals to cross-reference data to calculate and compare DVT rates for patients up to 12 weeks after leaving hospital and to improve and use of preventative treatment.